Vancouver Coastal Health

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Renal Hemodialysis

Job ID 2023-95632
City Vancouver
Work Location
VGH 12th & Oak
Home Worksite
01 - Vancouver General Hospital
Labour Agreement
Nurses' Bargaining Association
203 - Nurses BCNU LPN (Facilities)
Position Type
Job Status
Standard Hours / Week
Job Category
Salary Grade
Min Hourly
CAD $31.89/Hr.
Max Hourly
CAD $40.15/Hr.
Shift Times
Days Off
Position Start Date
As soon as possible

Job Summary

Come work as a Licensed Practical Nurse in Renal-Haemodialysis at Vancouver General Hospital!

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is looking for Licensed Practical Nurses to join the team in the Renal Hemodialysis unit at Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver, BC. Apply today to join our team!



As an LPN at Vancouver Coastal Health you will:

  • Work closely with the Registered Nurse in direct care activities for the designated renal hemodialysis patient/client group.
  • Provide care to clients and families based on stable and predictable states of health, performs activities such as assessing, planning, implementing, evaluating interventions, and coordinating health services based on established care plans.
  • Participate in care planning, functions as a client advocate, and teaches clients and their families about illness/injury and overall health promotion and wellness.
  • Enhance quality of life from the perspective of the client/family.
  • Establish, maintain, and enhance therapeutic relationships based on respect.
  • Recognize and respond to unexpected client outcomes by communicating and collaborating with other members of the team.
  • Document care provided and respond to incidents in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Consult, confer, and collaborate with other health care providers as needed.


Education & Experience

  • Graduation from a recognized program for Practical Nurses, successful completion of an advanced nephrology nursing program.
  • Two (2) years of recent related experience working in an acute care environment, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Current practicing registration as a Licensed Practical Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability in nursing practice related to designated client group - Renal Hemodialysis
  • Demonstrated knowledge of pathophysiology related to common diagnosis related to designated client group (e.g. Renal failure)
  • Demonstrated ability to perform nursing assessments and interventions related to common diagnosis and specific clinical situations relevant to the designated client group (e.g. end-stage renal failure; simple wound care) including safe medication practices (e.g. Best Possible Medication History, transcription and administration).
  • Demonstrated ability to make sound clinical judgements to provide safe ethical client care to manage a select population of clients. Has knowledge of and accesses appropriate resources embedded within the service delivery model to support nursing practice. Knows when and how to seek out clinical support and guidance as needed.
  • Demonstrated ability to recognize potential complications and care issues relevant to the designated client group by alerting the RN and/or most responsible provider.
  • Demonstrated ability and maintains competency in the correct usage of dialysis equipment and supplies.
  • Demonstrated ability to document client care on appropriate systems/forms in accordance with organizational and unit standards in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Demonstrated skill in in techniques pertaining to hemodialysis.
  • Demonstrated skill in performing LPN scope of practice and standards of care relevant to designated client population including infection control, etc.

Closing Statement

The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes.

As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

  • Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2023.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

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Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.


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